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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Nov 23, 2007 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Birthday Bruce Almighty!

Hiya Rob. Things are good this bright crispy morning. Just been for a walk in the park to shake the cobwebs from my shoes. I trust things are tickety-boo with you too.

Funny you mentioning Jimmy Shand because I'd been thinking of him when I made the post. Other names that come to mind are Jim Johnstone, Bobby McLeod and Phil Cunningham of Silly Wizard and there was a lad who made the accordion sound like bagpipes but that's for another thread. With Aly Bain on fiddle.

I remember you plugging the Wembley show but never got round to giving it an ear so I'm remedying that now. Sounds sweet so far with Bruce up in the mix. And its also synchronous that you mentioned that melancholy quality in Jerry's vocals because when I'm in a melancholy frame of mind, Jerry's vocals seem to express exactly what I'm feeling ...an example, So Many Roads 95-03-27 - Omni, where he ends the song with a sound like the crying of the wind http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-03-27.sbd.3194.sbeok.shnf

p.s. Wrote this earlier but got hijacked before I could post
:¬)
Another favourite Bruce show is 90-09-16 at MSG - Stand-out Morning Dew and He's Gone - I love the violin/synth? - who?
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-09-16.schoeps-fob.sacks.9435.sbeok.shnf

Love to hear of any other shows with a guest fiddler.